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Trouble in Canberra is afternoon as a presser to deny climate change was cancelled due to an unexpected change in the weather.
The Australian Government was forced to abruptly cancel a press conference this morning after a freak hailstorm and flash flooding broke out on the lawns of Parliament House.
The Deputy Prime Minister, Michael McCormack, was about to announce the Government’s rejection of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report’s warning to phase out coal-generated power by 2050, when a single hailstone dramatically crushed his lectern.
“Coal power isn’t something to be feared,” stated McCormack as ACT Emergency Services officers hoisted him to safety.
Inside Parliament House, the Deputy Prime Minister laughed off the IPCC’s warning that the world has just 12 years to avoid climate change disaster saying that “just because scientists table detailed, evidence based data about climate change, it doesn’t make it true!”
An attempt to reschedule the press conference for lunchtime was also cancelled due to a break out of repressive heat conditions after the temperature in Canberra reached 49 degrees Celsius.